Disaster Recovery Journal

Disaster Recovery Journal is the industry’s largest resource for business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, and risk management, reaching a global network of more than 138,000 professionals. Offering weekly webinars, the latest industry news, rules and regulations, podcasts, the industry’s only official mentoring program, a quarterly magazine, and two annual live conferences, DRJ is leading the way to keep professionals up-to-date and connected in an ever-changing world.

Bob Arnold

Bob Arnold is the President and Executive Publisher of Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) and serves on the Membership Committee of The BCI. Based in St. Louis, MO, Bob has over 25 years of experience in the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery niche. Having been involved with the first hot-site development in Missouri, in the early ‘80s, Bob has seen the industry change and develop over the years.

He has channeled this knowledge, experience and passion into strengthening DRJ’s market position as the dominant information source in the BC/DR market. Bob has been instrumental in creating a strong online voice for DRJ - including a website, webinars, social media presence, and virtual conference options.

DRJ is internationally recognized for hosting the top industry conferences: DRJ Spring and DRJ Fall. These two conferences are well-known for connecting leading industry experts with those who are ready and willing to expand their BC/DR knowledge.

Bob has a B.A. of Business Management from Southeast Missouri State and his hobbies include cycling, camping and spending time with his wife and kids.

Bob Arnold, MBCI(hon)
President | Disaster Recovery Journal
1862 Old Lemay Ferry Rd. | Arnold, MO 63010
(636) 282-5800 F:(636) 282-5802
bob@drj.com | www.drj.com
DRJ - The Premiere Resource for Business Continuity

Lambert Learning Institute

Phil Lambert

Phil Lambert is a visionary, game changer, and challenges outdated program strategies that no longer produce the outcomes we set out to achieve. Phil is an expert in the contingency planning field with over 24 years of experience. He has proven success in the design, development, and implementation of an enterprise wide continuity program based on an organization’s risk appetite, aligned with their culture, and produces the outcomes senior leaders ask for.

Phil is a well-respected program strategist and architect who has perfected the BC Program current state assessment. This assessment includes a future state vision and a road map to ensure success getting there. He often advises his peers and enjoys the challenge of launching a new program, strengthening a deficient program, or restoring a broken program. 

Phil has held leadership positions at two Fortune 300 companies. He was a lead strategist in the design and implementation of the Rapid Continuity Program. He has a reputation for highly effective innovative solutions, taking the complex and simplifying it, and to ensure that what is essential remains by minimizing the time and effort to implement a program.

Phil is a leading advocate in the business continuity community. He has served on many chapter boards and the national board for the Association for Contingency Planners (ACP). Phil is a professional trainer and keynote speaker at national and local conferences.

Founded in 2005, Ripcord LLC has two divisions, Ripcord Solutions and Lambert Learning Institute. Ripcord Solutions is a training development firm specializing in Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and IT Security videos that professional practitioners use as a tool to train the rest of the organization. These videos go a long way to establish buy-in, ownership, and participation within the program at all levels of the organization. Phil’s vision at Lambert Learning Institute is its efforts on providing the beginner and the seasoned practitioner with a level and type of education, tactics, and tools that you can get nowhere else. Lambert Learning Institute is the first of its kind to provide experienced based training and instruction using the tools provided within the course.  

Phil believes that business continuity planning is a heads-up activity and not a heads-down activity. 

Phil Lambert  MBCI, CBCP 
Founder, Program Architect, Author, and Instructor
Lambert Learning Institute  

What other's have to say about Lambert Learning Institute!

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Emily Rice

Emily Rice is the Digital Learning Manager at Disaster Recovery Journal, assisting DRJ in developing, organizing, and maintaining many creative and logistical aspects of DRJ Academy. 

Emily believes that her years of dedicated field experience in creative development will give DRJ Academy a strong foundation. She thrives in executing vision and creativity by building strategic subject matter in diverse, fast-paced, results-driven working environments. Her proficiency in multiple aspects of creative development ranges from graphic design, project management, theatrical set design, and more. 

Based in St. Louis, Emily is accompanied by a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Theatre from Missouri Baptist University with an emphasis in design and performance. She has experience teaching private education, and is a published children’s book illustrator.


Emily Rice
 Digital Learning Manager | Disaster Recovery Journal

(636) 282-5800 F:(636) 282-5802
Emily@drj.com | DRJ-Academy@drj.com